Constellation.Foundation.Datasources 9.1.2.23267

VERSION 9.1 is compiled for Sitecore 9.1 use and will not work on earlier versions.
Requires Sitecore 9.1
Requires .NET 4.7.1

Constellation is a collection of utilities for .NET CMS implementers.
The Foundation.Datasources library is an opinionated information architecture for Sitecore. It includes "base" templates and Item
information rules to enforce the architecture.

Core Architecture Concept:
Web Site Items are one of the following types:

Context Datasource: A "page" Item in Sitecore, has a URL, has presentation, loads a Layout and has placeholders for additional Renderings.

Subcontent: A "page fragment" Item in Sitecore, specifically an Item designed to be used as the DataSource for a Rendering. It is required
for the Rendering to render. Subcontent is optional page content, but is unique to the page it appears on.

Widget: Also a "page fragment" Item in Sitecore, specifically an Item designed to be used as the DataSource for a Rendering. It is required for the Rendering to render. Widgets are optional page content, but are designed to be shared by multiple pages.


The primary information architecture for this design involves the storage of SubContent vs Widgets. All Pages on a site should get a _subcontent folder beneath them which is where Items of type Subcontent should be stored. This allows for Renderings to specify their Datasource location as "./_subcontent"

Widgets should be stored beneath the /tenant/site node (using Helix methodology) typically in a /widgets folder, possibly broken up by widget type or marketing intentions.

You can use the following Rule Conditions to enforce this Information Architecture:
* ItemIsContextDatasource
* Item IsSubcontentDatasource
* ItemIsWidgetDatasource
* ItemSupportsSubcontent (in some cases Pages should not support subcontent, for example, wildcard pages or pages imported from an external system)

You can use the following Rule Actions to enforce this Information Architecture:
* CreateSubcontentFolder

In general you need a rule like this:

On Item Saved, if the Item Supports Subcontent, Create a Subcontent Folder (if none exists) An example is provided in the attached package.

After setting up this rule, ensure that your Renderings are organized into Widgets and Subcontent with appropriate Datasources established.


Installation:
Add this NuGet package to a Web Application project. After building and deploying, this library will automatically install the Sitecore package containing the necessary rules and templates to support this architecture.

Install-Package Constellation.Foundation.Datasources -Version 9.1.2.23267
dotnet add package Constellation.Foundation.Datasources --version 9.1.2.23267
<PackageReference Include="Constellation.Foundation.Datasources" Version="9.1.2.23267" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Constellation.Foundation.Datasources --version 9.1.2.23267
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Release Notes

Updated to support Sitecore 9.1.1

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
9.1.2.23267 350 4/11/2019
9.1.1.23243 170 3/6/2019
9.1.0.29542 360 12/6/2018
9.1.0.28422 131 12/6/2018
9.0.8.25396 215 10/21/2018
9.0.7.24650 201 10/4/2018
9.0.6.22275 186 10/4/2018
9.0.5.20388 297 7/23/2018
9.0.4.18797 316 6/7/2018
9.0.3.26539 290 5/25/2018
9.0.2.20527 444 2/12/2018
9.0.2.17869 245 2/12/2018
9.0.1.25283 365 12/16/2017
9.0.0.26790 297 11/24/2017
9.0.0.21676 254 11/22/2017
9.0.0.17844 254 11/24/2017
9.0.0.17054 265 11/24/2017